Taking albums like Reincarnated under the Snoop Lion moniker into consideration, West Coast super rapper Snoop Dogg doesn’t really conform to one particular style. In fact, he continually pushes the musical boundaries, which is evident on his latest project, Neva Left. Fans of The Doggfather might do a double take when they learn the 45-year-old gangster rap pioneer is now planning to release a gospel album. During an interview on the Beats 1 radio show, The Pharmacy, Snoop laid out his next move.
“I’m working on a gospel album,” he said. “It’s always been on my heart, man. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that. I just felt like it’s been on my heart too long. I need to do it … do it now.”
He also mentioned he’s been talking to Faith Evans about the idea “heavily” and that she would most likely be involved in the project, in addition to R&B singers Charlie Wilson and Jeffery Osborne. “It’s going to feel good,” he said.
Of course, Snoop already has his plate full. From his hit show with Martha Stewart, VH1’s Snoop & Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party, to helming Doggy Style Records, the tenacious Long Beach legend clearly never stops.
Check out the interview clip with Snoop Dogg talking about his gospel album above.